The Eloquence of the Dead

The Eloquence of the Dead

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When a Dublin Pawnbroker is found murdered and the lead suspect goes missing, Sergeant Joe Swallow is handed the poisoned chalice of the investigation. On the way he uncovers deep rooted corruption, discovers the power of new, scientific detection techniques and encounters a ruthless adversary. With authorities pressing for a quick resolution, the public living in fear of attack and the newspapers happy to point to the police's every mistake, Swallow must use every trick in his arsenal to crack the case.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2016
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250057570
1250057574
Characteristics: xviii, 360 pages : map ; 25 cm
Call Number: BRADY, C

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Apr 25, 2016

Conor Brady's Joe Swallow leads an "interesting" life. Besides the art classes mentioned in the reviews, there's keeping his sister out of trouble as she explores psychic powers with "Willie" Yeats, the new science of finger printing introduced by medical examiner Harry LeFeyre, solving several murders and also a government scandal to be kept under wraps. This was not a boring book. The writing paints the picture of the times and gives life to the author's deep knowledge of Dublin and police in 1887. The plot is revealed skillfully through thorough police work and knowledge of human nature working with and against one another, particularly his boss, John Mallon, who knows everything that's going on and how to utilize the talents of each of his G-men.

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